Athletics

Seattle U Earns Five NACMA "Best Of" Awards

Seattle University was recognized at the 2021 National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) "Best Of" Awards, earning five awards including two gold, two silver and a bronze.

July 7, 2021

Much as in his career, Alex Roldan keeps pressing to score Sounders’ goal in 1-1 road tie

Rodan, '17, was a star soccer player at Seattle U and signed with the Sounders in 2018.

The Seattle Times

July 4, 2021

Year in Review

Redhawks Soar Across the Finish Line

"A unique and challenging year for Seattle U Athletics was filled with success and momentum," says Director of Athletics Shaney Fink.

June 23, 2021

Redhawks Celebrate Year with Awards Show

Seattle U hosted its annual Athletics Awards Show, a virtual event, on June 3. In what was truly a unique year for Athletics, it was a celebration of its senior class along with an awards ceremony covering the past year of achievements.

June 4, 2021

Summer Course Students to Benefit from Partnership with Seattle Sports Organizations

When Seattle U’s new MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management program debuts this summer, second-year graduate students who take the Women in Sport Leadership course will be the first to experience a redesigned curriculum and format that takes advantage of a recent sport industry partnership.

May 19, 2021

Sweet Repeat

Seattle University softball won its second straight Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament Championship with a 7-5 win over New Mexico State and will open the 2021 NCAA tournament with a game against Big Ten champion Michigan this Friday.

May 17, 2021

Interview with Dr. Maylon Hanold

Maylon Hanold, PhD, is director of the Master in Sport Business Leadership Program.

Sportsdegressonline.com

May 10, 2021

Grace Luderer, the tall redhead in the pitcher’s circle, makes grandfather proud

The star high school pitcher chose Seattle U to continue her education and athletic career. 

The Los Angeles Times

May 6, 2021

Redhawks Fall in WAC Final

Seattle University women's soccer fell, 1-0, to Utah Valley in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament Championship.

April 20, 2021

Make it Eight

Seattle University women's soccer advanced to its NCAA-leading eighth straight Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament Championship with a 3-2 win at Grand Canyon Thursday night.

April 19, 2021

Redhawks Stand Out in Winter Term

Seattle University Athletics recorded a stellar academic quarter this winter. Seventeen teams tallied grade point averages over 3.0 in the winter term as SU logged a collective 3.404 GPA.

April 14, 2021

Former NFL Star Jordan Babineaux's New Book Becomes An #1 International Bestseller

Jordan Babineaux, an NFL star, sports broadcaster, entrepreneur and soon to be Seattle U MBA grad is now making his mark as an author.

South Carolina Magazine

April 9, 2021

The Time Dad Locked Down Elgin Baylor

The New York Times

March 23, 2021

Elgin Baylor at SU

Seattle U Legend Elgin Baylor Passes Away

Basketball great Elgin Baylor, who led the Seattle University men's basketball team to the 1958 NCAA championship game, passed away Monday at the age of 86.

March 22, 2021

Seattle U in the News: Basketball teams set to start WAC tournaments, with NCAA tourney berths at stake

The Seattle Times previewed this week's WAC college basketball tournaments from the perspective of the men's and women's teams.

March 9, 2021

McKenzi Williams

Williams Wins Seattle Sports Star of the Year Award

Seattle University women's basketball player McKenzi Williams won the Seattle Sports Commission's Female Sports Star of the Year Award. Williams is the eighth Seattle U student athlete to win a Sports Star of the Year honor.

March 1, 2021

Analysis: Here are three key storylines to watch as the Sounders begin training camp

From the story: "There are plenty of on-field questions but Cristian Roldan said one aspect will remain — the Sounders cultivating a positive work environment. Part of that can be attributed to six players either being from Western Washington or alumni of the University of Washington or Seattle University."

The Seattle Times

March 1, 2021

Profile of Seattle U women's basketball player McKenzi Williams

Williams, '22, is a nominee for the 86th annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year Awards.

KING TV

February 24, 2021

Softball Picked WAC Favorites

Seattle University softball has been voted as favorites in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll, released Feb. 2. Players Madison Cathcart and Ally Choate were picked Preseason All-WAC.

February 3, 2021

Seattle U in the News: Go West, Young Lady, Go West

So begins a story in the Chicago Tribune that profiles Katlyn Sipes, a senior in high school from Montgomery, IL,  who has signed with Seattle University to continue her volleyball career with the NCAA Division I program.

February 3, 2021

McKenzi Williams

Williams Nominated for Seattle Sports Star Award

McKenzi Williams of Seattle University women’s basketball has been nominated for the 86th Annual Sports Star of the Year in women’s sports.

February 2, 2021

It’s a long way from Montgomery to Seattle University, but St. Francis libero Katlyn Sipes to take being a ‘spitfire competitor’ to West Coast

Story is about Katlyn Sipes, a high school senior from Montgomery, IL, who has signed with Seattle U to continue her volleyball career.

Chicago Tribune

February 2, 2021

SU Women's Soccer Voted Conference Favorites Again

For the seventh time in eight seasons, Seattle University women’s soccer has been voted to win the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), according to the Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

January 28, 2021

Seattle U welcomes new member schools to the WAC

WAC Welcomes Five New Members

The Western Athletic Conference announced Thursday that five universities have accepted membership invitation effective July 1, 2022.

January 14, 2021

Seattle builds momentum after nearly-full non-conference slate

The Redhawks are one of several teams that have largely avoided cancellations. Will that bode well with league play arriving?

SB Nation

January 7, 2021

Seattle U men improve to 3-0 with victory over Air Force

The Seattle Times

November 29, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Seattle U men undergoing major rebuild, but coach Jim Hayford likes what he sees

"This will be a season unlike any other for Seattle U men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford, and it isn’t just because the team is playing during a pandemic."

November 24, 2020

Redhawks Fly High in Latest Graduation Success Rate Report

Seattle University Athletics extended its string of academic excellence in institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR) by compiling an overall 95 percent GSR with six teams tallying perfect scores in the metric.

November 18, 2020

How Alex Roldan fought his way back on the Sounders’ roster to play alongside his brother

Alex Rodan was a four-year started for the Redhawks. 

The Seattle Times

November 14, 2020

WAC Announces Updated Basketball, Fall Sports Schedule Formats

The Western Athletic Conference Board of Directors approved updated schedule formats for men’s and women’s basketball and updated conference schedule formats for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross country to compete in the spring.

October 21, 2020

City of Seattle, Seattle U Awarded 2023 NCAA D-I Women’s Basketball Regional

In partnership with the Seattle Sports Commission and Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle University has been awarded the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Regionals.

October 16, 2020

Has any Seattle athlete topped what Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Storm’s Breanna Stewart are doing right now?

The story includes "Elgin Baylor, Seattle U men’s basketball, 1957-58: The Hall of Famer averaged 32.5 points and 19.3 rebounds while essentially carrying the Redhawks to the NCAA championship game. He also won the NCAA tourney’s most outstanding player award despite losing in the final."

The Seattle Times

October 10, 2020

NCAA Announces Updates for Fall Sports

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved a plan to that would allow Seattle U cross country, soccer and volleyball teams to conduct a regular season and move fall championships to the spring.

September 30, 2020

Catching up with Tom Gorman, Seattle’s greatest tennis player who beat Bjorn Borg and coached John McEnroe

Tom Gorman, '68, reached the NCAA quarterfinals twice and won his final 43 dual matches. He told the Times that playing for Seattle U ended up being the best thing he could have done.

The Seattle Times

September 25, 2020

Inaugural Redhawk Night In a Hit

Seattle University Athletics held its maiden virtual Redhawk Night In, an online fundraising event that raised nearly $100,000 in support of more than 350 student athletes.

September 25, 2020

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Recognized for Academic Excellence

Seattle University men’s and women’s soccer teams earned a 2019–20 United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Awards.

September 24, 2020

Redhawks #16 in College Soccer News 2020 Preseason Top 30 National Poll

Seattle U’s men’s soccer program was ranked in the mid-pack by the College Soccer News 2020 preseason poll.

September 3, 2020

Baseball Earns Team Academic Award

The 2020 Seattle University baseball team was one of 76 NCAA Division I collegiate programs awarded the Team Academic Excellence Award by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

August 27, 2020

Kristina Hollander

New Coach Tabbed to Lead SU Tennis Programs

Kristina Hollander, a graduate of UNLV and one of the top tennis players in Mountain West Conference history, has been named Seattle University’s head coach for men’s and women’s tennis.

August 25, 2020

Redhawk Men’s Soccer Ranked in the Best 25 NCAA Men’s Soccer Programs of the Past Five Years

The Seattle U men’s soccer team was ranked #18 of the Top 25 NCAA teams of the past five years, according to the college soccer news website SoccerWire.com.

August 19, 2020

Tarik Skubal

Redhawk Pitcher Makes His MLB Debut

Former Seattle U Redhawk pitcher Tarik Skubal, ’18, was called up by the Detroit Tigers and made his MLB debut Aug. 18 against the Chicago White Sox.

August 19, 2020

Nathan Cogswell

Cogswell Wins Northwest Open Invitational

Seattle University men’s golf junior Nathan Cogswell shot a 10-under 134 (68-66) to clinch the Northwest Open Invitational title on Aug. 18 at the Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash.

August 19, 2020

Here’s why Detroit Tigers fans should be excited about promotion of top 50 prospect Tarik Skubal

Tarik Skubal, '18, a former Redhawk pitcher, is making his debut with the Detroit Tigers this week.

Click on Detroit

August 17, 2020

Western Athletic Conference Suspends Fall Athletics Competition

“While heartbreaking and difficult, the health and well-being of our student-athletes remains the utmost priority and the decision not to compete this fall is in the best interest of the Seattle U community,” said Seattle U Director of Athletics Shaney Fink.

August 13, 2020

Redhawks Win WAC Academic Excellence Award

Seattle University has earned the 2019-20 WAC Academic Excellence Award, leading the way with a 3.43 GPA across all 20 varsity sports.

August 4, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Why Everett High School Softball Slugger Chose Seattle U

Archbishop Murphy High School softball standout Brooke Jordan chose to attend Seattle U in the fall because she likes the university and Coach Geoff Hirai.

July 20, 2020

Four Named to NABC Honors Court

The honor recognizes collegiate men’s basketball players who excelled in the classroom and on the court during the past season.

July 15, 2020

Ray Recognized as NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

Women’s soccer player Jessie Ray has been recognized as Seattle University’s 2019-20 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. Ray, ’20, wrapped up a fantastic career with the Redhawks when she graduated this year.

July 14, 2020

WAC Recognizes SU for Academic Excellence

Seattle University student-athletes—124 in total—have earned 2020 Spring Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) honors. 

July 9, 2020

Academic Year Ends on a High Note for Student Athletes

Student athletes racked up a cumulative grade point average of 3.585 to achieve some of the best academic marks in program history.

June 25, 2020

Senior spotlight: Archbishop Murphy’s Brooke Jordan left her name in record book

Brooke chose to attend and play for Seattle U.

The Seattle Times

May 2, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Elgin Baylor Will Forever Remain the Most Magnificent Loser in NBA History

A look back at the incredible story of one of the greatest players in NBA history and Seattle U alumnus, Elgin Baylor, '58.  

March 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Men's soccer coach Pete Fewing will be part of the broadcast.

February 26, 2020

Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Seattle University Head Coach and longtime Sounders FC analyst Pete Fewing will be a part of the regional broadcast as Seattle Sounders maintains its relationships with all of its existing regional television and radio partners.

OurSports Central

February 26, 2020

Seattle U in the News: No. 18 Mizzou softball upset by Seattle University

Seattle U’s softball team upsets Mizzou, ranked 18th in the country, during the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Tournament.

February 23, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Tarik Skubal, ’18, named one of the most interesting non-roster players for all 30 MLB teams

Former Redhawk pitcher Tarik Skubal has a chance of making the Detroit Tiger’s major league roster by season’s end.

February 22, 2020

Former SU Pitcher Tarik Skubal's,’18, dominance raises a big question: When will he join the Tigers?

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire had seen enough. As former SU pitcher Tarik Skubal, ‘18 — one of the Tigers' top prospects — totally dominated on Friday afternoon while pounding the strike zone, Gardenhire looked over at Tigers general manager Al Avila, who was sitting behind home plate.

February 21, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Seattle Sounders re-signs SU soccer alumnus

SU soccer alumnus Alex Roldan, ’18, will continue his winning ways with the Seattle Sounders. 

February 18, 2020

Seattle Sounders re-signs SU soccer alumnus

The Seattle Sounders have re-signed Alex Roldan, ’18, who has switched positions from midfielder to defender with the professional soccer team.

The Seattle Times

February 18, 2020

Cross Country Teams Named All-Academic

Seattle U's men's and women's cross country teams have been named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's All-Academic Teams list.

February 5, 2020

ESPN pegs Seattle U's Terrell Brown to be named top player in the WAC

ESPN handicapped the Player of the Year races in all 32 Division I conferences.

February 4, 2020

Who's the top Player of the Year candidate in every conference?

In the Western Athletic Conference, Seattle University's top basketball player, Terrell Brown, leads the WAC in scoring at 18.1 PPG. In league play, opponents have registered a subpar 93 points per 100 possessions with Brown on the floor.

ESPN

February 4, 2020

SU softball team

Seattle U Softball Named WAC Preseason Favorite

The Seattle University softball team is the preseason favorite in the 2020 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Coaches' Poll, released on Wednesday morning

January 29, 2020

WAC Honors Continue for Fall Sports

Thirty-one Seattle University student-athletes have been named to the 2019 Fall Academic All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Team.

January 17, 2020

Burgess and Avila-Good selected by pro teams

Going Pro: Two Men’s Soccer Players Picked by Pro Teams During MLS SuperDraft

Nkosi Burgess and Julian Avila-Good were selected by professional teams during the MLS SuperDraft earlier this month.  Burgess was selected by FC Dallas Avila-Good was taken by Seattle Sounders FC in the third round of the 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Burgess is the highest draft pick in program history and becomes the sixth Redhawk drafted in the last four years.

January 16, 2020

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